National Apprenticeship Week 2021 a Success

Gov. Spencer Cox declared Nov. 15-20, 2021 National Apprenticeship Week in Utah. The declaration stated, “Registered Apprenticeship is a time-tested and proven method of ensuring that the demand of skilled workers can be met in Utah and nationally.” In a meeting with Melisa Stark, Commissioner of Apprenticeship programs, and members of the Apprenticeship Utah Network, Cox expressed the importance of increasing apprenticeship opportunities in our state as another pathway to career success. More...

Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Publishes Rates for 2022

New data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows Utah’s Unemployment Insurance Program is healthy and thriving — benefiting Utah’s employers.


Contributions collected from Utah employers under the state unemployment tax are used exclusively to pay benefits to eligible unemployed workers. All receipts from this tax  are deposited in the Utah Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. For 2021, Utah’s trust fund is ranked No. 13 in the nation for solvency, meaning its current balance can sustain benefit payments to individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own for more than a year. More...

Utah’s Employment Summary: October 2021

The following statistics are presented comparing October 2019 to October 2021.

Utah’s nonfarm payroll employment for October 2021 increased an estimated 3.7% across the past 24 months, with the state’s economy adding a cumulative 58,500 jobs since October 2019. Utah’s current employment level stands at 1,640,700.

October’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate is estimated at 2.2%, with approximately 37,400 Utahns unemployed. Utah’s September unemployment rate is unchanged at 2.4%. The October national unemployment rate continued to decline, registering 4.6%. More...